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Dragons and Vectren Present "Community All-Stars"
12-year old Alanna Wall to be honored at Fifth Third Field on August 16th
08/14/2012 3:36 PM ET
Dayton, Ohio - Vectren Corporation and the Dayton Dragons will host 12-year-old Alanna Wall during the unique "Community All-Stars" program on Thursday, August 16th, at 7 p.m. when the Dayton Dragons take on the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Field.

The Dayton Dragons "Community All-Stars" program recognizes unsung community members for their good deeds and efforts. This season the Dragons and Vectren will honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life in the Miami Valley. Throughout the season, 35 "All-Stars"-anyone from firefighters to first responders, non-profit organizations to Good Samaritans-and their families will receive VIP treatment at a Dragons game in recognition of their service.

ALANNA'S STORY

Painting fingernails is a very popular hobby for most young girls. 12-year-old Alanna Wall turned this hobby into a successful non-profit organization with a simple goal of wanting to help others improve their self-perception and quality of life.

At the age of 10, Alanna decided she wanted to do something special for girls with special needs. With the help of her mother, Alanna started Polished Girlz, an organization with a goal of cheering up others by painting their fingernails and teaching them about the importance of hand washing.

As the CEO and co-founder of Polished Girlz, Alanna has touched the lives of hundreds of kids with disabilities or who are getting treatment at Children's Medical Center. The organization continues to grow, now with hundreds of volunteers in a variety of cities across the United States. Alanna has a goal to make a global impact on the spread of germs through proper hand washing and to make people everywhere feel a little more "polished."

For her compassionate spirit and desire to give back each and every day, Alanna has been selected as a Dragons Community All-Star. During an inning break, a tribute video will be played on the videoboard, and she will be presented with a plaque.

The Dragons Community All-Stars Program is made possible by the generous support of Vectren. For more information on the program or to read about the All-Stars we have honored so far, visit daytondragons.com.

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling (937) 228-2287, by email at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com.

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